About Karin

  Certified nutritionist specializing in healthy lifestyle and sugar withdrawal

Certified trainer and coach for emotional eating and behavioral changes

Balance, health, pleasure, love, and acceptance these are the values that drive me in my personal and professional life. However, it wasn't always this way. My story starts at a young age, somewhere around age 11. I always try to think back to that time, to figure out why it all happened. Was it my desire to always be in control, to be the skinniest, to be the best, or was it self-punishment for all the things in my life that did not turn out the way I wanted? It’s still unclear to me.

I grew up in an amazing household, surrounded by so much love and acceptance, yet I still spent over a decade filled with self-hatred towards my body and no one could tell me otherwise. My only measure of any self worth came from the number I saw on the scale. I convinced myself that when I got to my desired weight I would stop, but there was always more to lose; no weight ever felt good enough, I was never good enough. While enlisted in the army I went to live on my own where my demons followed me, torturing me more than ever. Every boundary I set for myself, I broke. I starved myself, spent hours at the gym, took every diet pill available, my thoughts constantly consumed only by how I could lose more weight. Still, I would get on the scale multiple times a day in hopes that something would change. The scale became my best friend, he followed me everywhere, in the car, in the bath, in my bed, he was loyal, he never left me alone.

I always made it seem like I was in control. I went out of my way to hide it, skipping out on social and familial obligations. My obsession with my weight began to dictate my priorities. Everything revolved around food, every hour, every minute, every second, it’s all I cared about. After two years, I was discharged from the army and planned an incredible trip with my best friend. This trip was amazing, it was the first time in such a long time that my thoughts were at ease. After a month and a half I returned home. I knew I had to make a choice: Was I going to take control of my disease or let my disease take control of me? I chose myself. I decided to stop lying, to my therapist, to my parents, to the world, and most importantly I stopped lying to myself.

At this stage I was working in fashion, an industry where I no longer found fulfillment. I knew that if I really wanted to dedicate myself to getting better that I would have to completely change the direction and purpose of my life: I quit my job, enrolled in nutrition school, and most importantly made a commitment to never give up on myself. This transformation did not happen overnight, it was not easy, it took two full years to get myself to a healthy place, physically, emotionally, and psychologically. It was never only a physical struggle, it was a mental battle, I had to fight against every ill thought, temptation, and demon, but in the end, I won.

Today almost 9 years later I’ve learned to accept and to love myself, through finding balance within my life. So for those of you who want to make a change, make it! Find within yourself acceptance, wisdom, and self-empowerment. What are you willing to do in order to change your reality and get to the place where you want to be. There is no right way, there is only your way. I am here to help you find your way.